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11 Surprising Uses for Yogurt

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2. Help with lactose intolerance
As an alternative to milk, eating yogurt with live cultures seems to improve lactose tolerance in children and adults who cannot absorb lactose.

3. Enhance your immune system
According to the International Journal of Immunotherapy, yogurt with active cultures enhances the body’s immune system by increasing the production of gamma interferons, which play a key role in fighting certain allergies and viral infections. Other studies indicate that yogurt can help prevent gastrointestinal infections (lactic acid helps inhibit the growth of food-borne pathogens, and yogurt cultures produce bacteriocins which restore natural intestinal cultures).

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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4:38AM PDT on Sep 13, 2013

11 surprising uses for ants?

2:09PM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thank you for the information. I will come back to check out the rest later.

9:04AM PDT on Sep 11, 2013

Thanks.

5:03PM PDT on Jul 5, 2013

Thank you

1:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

dzięki za informację i za przepisy

9:04AM PDT on Jul 3, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:06AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Thanks for sharing this article.

9:15PM PDT on Mar 30, 2013

Great tips - thanks

11:06AM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Great article.Thanks for sharing

11:20AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I was wanting a substitute for cream cheese, so straining plain yogurt sounds like a good idea! Plus, I can use organic,an added bonus!

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